Illinois-Nebraska Game Postponed

#53      
Hmm, 78.6% vs 77.8%, but the team with the higher W/L percentage would be a game behind in the W-L calc.

Interesting problem. I think it only arises when one of the teams misses a lot more games than the other, but I suppose I could be wrong about that.
 
#54      
Can we retroactively quarantine our team so that the Maryland game doesn't count?
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#55      
Hmm, 78.6% vs 77.8%, but the team with the higher W/L percentage would be a game behind in the W-L calc.

Interesting problem. I think it only arises when one of the teams misses a lot more games than the other, but I suppose I could be wrong about that.

Here's a realistic 2 game discrepancy example:
15-5 (20 games) = 75.00%
14-4 (18 games) = 77.77%
In terms of W-L both teams are 10, but one team has more wins while the other has a higher win percentage. Also, does it matter if that missing games are against "easy" or "hard" teams?

What does the B10 do if the season ends with:
Illinois 14-4, missed games are against Nebraska and Penn State
Iowa 15-5, but losing the head-to-head with Illinois and two of those wins coming from Nebraska and Penn State
(note that Nebraska and Penn State are chosen since they are most likely to finish 13/14 in the conference based on current standings)
 
#56      
Here's a realistic 2 game discrepancy example:
15-5 (20 games) = 75.00%
14-4 (18 games) = 77.77%
In terms of W-L both teams are 10, but one team has more wins while the other has a higher win percentage. Also, does it matter if that missing games are against "easy" or "hard" teams?

What does the B10 do if the season ends with:
Illinois 14-4, missed games are against Nebraska and Penn State
Iowa 15-5, but losing the head-to-head with Illinois and two of those wins coming from Nebraska and Penn State
(note that Nebraska and Penn State are chosen since they are most likely to finish 13/14 in the conference based on current standings)
It cannot matter if the missed games are easy or hard, or we would have this argument every year due to unbalanced schedules. We got a tough one last year and an easy one this year, but that should never count.

Your example is realistic, but I think the answer is easier here. One team has one more win and the other has one less loss, so they are tied if we are trying to determine "games behind". The percentage is then the only way to break the tie, so the Beloved wins. Winning the head-to-head doesn't hurt, but I'd give the same answer on these records had we lost the head-to-head.